GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: شهرزاد (Persian, Arabic)
Meaning & History
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) "city" and آزاد (azad) "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in 'The 1001 Nights'. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Shahrzad (Persian), Shahrizad (Arabic)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Scheherazade, Sheherazade (Literature), Şehrazad, Şehrazat (Turkish)